It’s time to play the speculation game. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder and star Jesse Eisenberg recently sat down for an interview where they coyly revealed that the actor was almost cast in a different role in the film before he signed on to play Lex Luthor. And while they won’t tell us who Eisenberg almost played, they do offer a few more tidbits about his actual role in the film and tease a rather exciting sequence involving his hair.
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Watching the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you wouldn’t be crazy to assume that Zack Snyder’s superhero showdown film appears to be addressing the criticisms of Man of Steel — namely, the oft-repeated complaint that Snyder’s first Superman film depicted the hero as rather oblivious or uncaring of the resultant mass destruction from his battle with Zod. But according to Henry Cavill, if there appears to be some acknowledgement of that criticism in Batman v Superman, it’s not intentional.
The Batcave is more than just Bruce Wayne’s headquarters in his unending fight against the crime the clogs the streets of Gotham, it’s his special place. His sanctuary. It’s where he can go to get away from it all, though the sophisticated rig of surveillance equipment also gives him unprecedented, questionably ethical access to it all. In the comics, the Batcave was where Batman kept all of his souvenirs from past battles (shout out to the Giant Penny), and in the Christopher Nolan pictures, it was the Morgan Freeman-played Lucius Fox’s fortress of moral ambiguity. But for the upcoming crossover film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ the newly minted Batfleck will get a cave all his own.
Even before we saw Robin’s suit covered in graffiti in the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there have been rumors about the character’s involvement in Zack Snyder’s upcoming film — is Jason Todd dead? Is Dick Grayson dead? Will we see Carrie Kelley? All of these ideas are totally plausible, but if you’re looking to find out what’s really going on with the title given to Batman’s frequent sidekick / Boy Wonder, a new rumor may clear things up a bit.
There’s a whole lot going on in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — iconic superheroes clashing, the introduction of a new Batman and all of his many (many, many) gadgets, Wonder Woman’s debut, mega-villains, mega-plots…but let’s hope that Snyder can deliver on his promise of creating grounded, interesting characters amid all that racket. In a new interview, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill talk a bit about those characters, their motivations and how things have changed since Man of Steel.
The most recent trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featured quite the climactic moment, with classic Superman baddie Doomsday making a huge, intimidating entrance — intimidating enough to elicit an “Oh, s—t” from Ben Affleck’s Batman before Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman enters the fray to show off her impressive strength. And while the trailer appears to suggest that the Doomsday battle is the real climax, the film’s production designer says that the villain isn’t “the final act.”
If that brief clip from earlier this week featuring the Dark Knight being unmasked by the Man of Steel didn’t do the trick for you, then you’re in luck because Warner Bros. has released a new, full trailer from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Following the premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the latest preview for the epic superhero battle is now online for your viewing pleasure, featuring plenty of new footage of Bats, Supes, Wonder Woman and more.
Since Batman vs. Superman was first announced, many openly wondered how Batman, a dude with no discernible superpowers, would be able to fight Superman, a dude with ALL the superpowers, without getting completely destroyed rather quickly. Director Zack Snyder knows that’s on your mind and has a very simple answer for how Batman plans to even the playing field: he’s going to cheat.
As we’ve seen in the trailers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and as the title suggests), there’s going to be a whole lot of Batman v Superman as Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is clearly not-very-okay with Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and his superpowers. But what is it that sets Bruce off? A new interview with the stars of the film shines some light on this battle between heroes, while Affleck himself has confirmed that he may direct a solo Batman movie.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t hit theaters until next March (if you can believe it), but we’ve already been inundated with so much marketing, including teasers, trailers, featurettes, photos, et al. Compare that to Disney’s approach with marketing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it seems like a lot — and here’s one more! But this latest feature is pretty interesting, as it gives us a closer look at the new costumes for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.